Dear Teachers and Students at Li Po Chun United World College,
The Board is aware of the recent debates in the College regarding the proposed definition of marriage in the new staff Employment Contract. Clearly, there are diverse opinions among staff and among students on the question of marriage, including the issue of same-sex marriages, and indeed there are diverse views within the community as a whole. Members of the College Board may or may not have personal views, either for or against, on the question of same-sex marriages.
Collectively, however, the Board has a responsibility to act in accordance with what it perceives to be the best interests of the College. As a principle, the Board does not support discrimination and indeed it would be easiest simply to allow everyone to do whatever they felt like doing without any consequences. However, the Board is charged with a responsibility for the welfare and protection of the entire College community, and it takes seriously the trust which parents from many diverse backgrounds have placed in the College for the safety and welfare of its students. A school, whether a UWC or not, cannot exist in isolation from the community.
Read the full article (by Dr. LI Yuet-ting – Chairman): LPC Board response to Students and Staff of LPC
– United World College Student Magazine –